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Primary prevention of gastroduodenal ulcer: what is the evidence?

Pfaender, S.
Published in Revue médicale suisse. 2006, vol. 2, no. 83, p. 2337-2338, 2340, 2342-2343
Abstract Primary prevention of gastroduodenal ulcer and its major complication, gastrointestinal bleeding, has been studied mainly in the intensive care environment. Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), H2-receptor antagonists and sucralfate have proved effective. By extension, PPIs are inappropriately prescribed in a variety of clinical situations. In contrast, they are probably underused in patients chronically treated by nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. This article reviews the situations in which an increased ulcer risk justifies primary prevention. Validated prophylactic options are also addressed.
Keywords Aged, 80 and overAnti-Ulcer AgentsFemaleHumansMaleMiddle AgedPeptic UlcerPrimary PreventionRisk Factors
PMID: 17112084
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PFAENDER, S., PERRIER, Arnaud, NENDAZ, Mathieu. Primary prevention of gastroduodenal ulcer: what is the evidence?. In: Revue médicale suisse, 2006, vol. 2, n° 83, p. 2337-2338, 2340, 2342-2343. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:9586

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